As part of my weekend long celebration of the anniversary of myinvestiture into the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, I joined my brother Knight Cav. Charles Sant’Elia for Mass Saturday morning at the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Harlem, New York. Sponsored by Jean Pignatelli, the Missa Cantata (or Sung Mas...

As someone who has attended the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival every year of her life, Parkersburg’s Alyssa Oliverio has played several roles in the event over the years. Her newest role will be that of Regina Maria XXXIX. Oliverio was a member of the Minor Court in 1998 and Senior Court in 2014. Along with that, she helped her grandfathe...

One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will once again kick off the summer season at Zona Rosa! This longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond. Enjoy an amazing assortment of Italian food favorites, a beer...

There's good news for fans of “The Big Lebowski.” John Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in the 1998 comedy, will be reprising the role for a spin-off comedy Turturro is directing called “Going Places,” based on a French film of the same name, about a trio of guys who go on a road trip together. Turturro shared the news during an interview with S...

Summer 2017 is approaching quickly and that means time for the North End Processions & Feasts! A new addition this year is a Mass and candle lit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua that will be held on the traditional date of June 13th. The procession will include the Franciscan Friars, First Communion children, devotees and Italia...

OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company’s 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maes...

NHL and NBA players play for their native lands in world competitions. Stefano Biasini, who has won at the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy, is flipping this tradition. He will compete for Team USA in the next Coppa del Mondo Di Gelateria, which will be held Jan. 20-24, 2018, in Rimini, Italy. Biasini, a partner in the Center City restauran...

For 38 years, the San Gennaro Feast has made a commitment to family entertainment and to support and encourage our local talent. This year, we invited all local high schools to participate in designing the "Official San Gennaro T-shirt". We need your support: please choose your favorite design. We received entries representing 32 of our local high...

Vinitaly & USA: all’inizio di marzo 2017 erano 2.000 i nuovi buyer registrati per la 51ª edizione, provenienti in particolare da USA (da una ventina di stati), Cina, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Francia, Danimarca, Belgio, Germania, Giappone, Svizzera, Norvegia, Svezia e Russia; in aumento gli arrivi da Taiwan e Brasile e, nonostante la Brexit, il...

A tale of courage and survival was on the big screen April 8 as part of the Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis. Pierette Domenica Simpson, a survivor of the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner the Andrea Doria, shared her story during the  screening of her documentary, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” Ms. Simpson was introduced to...